Michael Blake
Saxophonist Composer Arranger

Live Performances

Gigs are back! Michael is thrilled to share some upcoming shows happening this season in NYC.


On May 26th 2023 Michael will be releasing "Dance of the Mystic Bliss"! Pre-release sales available now on Bandcamp. The CD includes the full length album in a 4 panel packet. The LP is a limited edition version pressed on yellow vinyl. All pre-sales on bandcamp include access to listen or download the single Merle the Pearl.

P&M Records are happy to be reissuing Michael Blake's 2008 recording, Hellbent. If you enjoyed Michael's brilliant and critically acclaimed Combobulate and it's bold brass feel, you'll love Hellbent. Recorded live in Vancouver Canada on February 25, 2007 at Performance Works with Steven Bernstein on trumpet and slide trumpet, Marcus Rojas on tuba and G. Calvin Weston on drums. Dedicated to our father Francis Patrick (Paddy) Blake, this free spirited and uplifting recording is of a group All About Jazz described as "...hellbent on having fun and creating music that speaks to the heart and soul as well to the body and the mind." Available now on streaming platforms.

Michael Blake's Combobulate! The second release in Newvelle Records Renewal Series is a celebratory and unique exploration of Michael's inimitable compositions and arrangements featuring a brass section of unparalleled excellence, including TWO legendary Tuba players Bob Stewart and Marcus Rojas, Steven Bernstein on Trumpet, Clark Gayton on Trombone and Allan Mednard on drums. Featuring all new arrangements by Michael, Combobulate combines his originals with compositions both by his son, Roland, and Lounge Lizards boss, John Lurie. Watch the band recording Malagasy in the studio.

Recently uploaded to You Tube:
Merle the Pearl video single!



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Updated : 11 03 2023